TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ASCENSION CIRCLE

1.    DEFINITIONS

1.1.    In these Terms & Conditions the following definitions applies:

1:1 Discussion”    means a structured leadership discussion (60 minutes each) with our staff.  It can be a follow-up after our workshops or just discussions on leadership topics unrelated to our workshops.  Further detail on 1:1 Discussion could be found in our website, which can give you an idea of what 1:1 Discussion with us is like.

“Ascension Associates”    means Ascension Associates Ltd., a company registered at 20/F, 14 Tai Koo Wan Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

“Ascension Circle”    means a subscription service provided by Ascension Associates.  It is essentially a platform created to share proprietary and exclusive insight articles, organize relevant seminars and workshops, and offer 1:1 Discussions for specific subscribers.  It is created for professional executives at C-suite to C-2 level and is not suitable for use by independent consultants, coaches, freelancers, or anyone who is not employed by an organization on a permanent full-time basis.  

“Contents”    means all content, articles, information and material, including software, technology, text, links, posts, messages, emails, music, sound, graphics, pictures, video, games and all audio visual or other material available on or through our website and Platform, whether posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent or otherwise made available by us, our licensors, vendors, and/or service providers, and/or other users or third parties.  Ascension Associates and its affiliates and its suppliers own all rights, titles and interests in and to such content. 
 

“Party(ies)”    means the parties to this Agreement, being Ascension Associates and the Subscriber (each a Party).
 

“Payment Processing Companies”    means independent third-party companies which we engage to process credit card payments.  Currently, we engage Stripe and this may be subject to change from time to time. 
 

“Platform”    means the various internet platforms on which Ascension Circle provides its services, including but not limited to Teachable and Wix.

“Renewal”    means the automatic renewal of your subscription to Ascension Circle on the last day of your Subscription Period, upon which the Subscription Fee will be charged, unless you have requested us to cancel your subscription prior to the last day of your Subscription Period.  

“Stripe”    means Stripe, Inc., a company primarily offering payment processing services for e-commerce websites and mobile applications.  Further information can be find on its website at: stripe.com.
 

“Subscribers”    means individual who has subscribed to the subscription service named Ascension Circle and has paid the Subscription Fee.

“Subscription Fee”    means the then-current subscription price of the various options of subscription to Ascension Circle.   The price of your subscription will be the price indicated on the order pages when you place your order.  
 

“Subscription Period”    means the period starting from the date of your payment of the applicable Subscription Fee, and ends on the 30th day (for Subscribers of Ascension Monthly) or 365th day (for Subscribers of Ascension Annual and Ascension Advanced).

“Third Party Site(s)”    means websites independent to us, of which our Platform will contains links to, including but not limited to Stripe, Teachable, Wix and Linkedin.
 

“we”, “our” or “us”    means Ascension Circle and Ascension Associates.
“you” or “your”    means the Subscriber(s).
 

1.2.    Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the singular include the plural.

1.3.   The headings contained in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation

2.    TERMS & CONDITIONS 

 2.1.  These Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Ascension Associates upon your Subscription.

2.2. Each of our Code of Conducts and Privacy Policy forms an integrated part of these Terms and shall be automatically accepted upon acceptance of these Terms.

2.3. These Terms are subject to changes from time to time, and we will notify you of material changes before they happen.  If you access or use our platform after being notified of a change, you are deemed to have accepted that change.

3.    SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS

3.1.    For Subscribers of Ascension Monthly and Ascension Annual, you shall:
a) have access to the full collection of our insight articles available on our website;

b) be entitled to a 5% discount to the registration fees of all workshops curated by us.  For the avoidance of doubt, your subscription does not include workshops organized by us.  Registration fee applies to workshops separately; and
 

c) upon separate registration of our workshops, have access to our curated pre-workshop videos and materials.

The duration of the Subscribers’ benefits is 30 calendar days for Ascension Monthly Subscribers, and 365 calendar days for Ascension Annual.

3.2.    For Subscribers of Ascension Advanced, you shall:
a) have access to the full collection of our insight articles available on our website;

b) be entitled to a 10% discount to the registration fees of all workshops curated by us.  For the avoidance of doubt, your subscription does not include workshops organized by us.  Registration fee applies to workshops separately;
 

c) upon separate registration of our workshops, have access to our curated pre-workshop videos and materials;
 

d) be entitled to two 1:1 Discussion during the Subscription Period; and
 

e) have access to our services to organize, design and facilitate closed-door workshops for your team (which may consist of non-subscribers of Ascension Circle) that are privately tailored.  Details, fees, and terms to be agreed separately.

The duration of the benefits is 365 calendar days for Subscriber of Ascension Advanced.

3.2.   Regarding 1:1 Discussion for Subscribers of Ascension Advanced
a) You may arrange the 1:1 Discussion on any working day during your Subscription Period.

b) Appointments should be made at least 2 calendar days in advanced.
 

c) Any rescheduling of appointment must be made at least 2 calendar days in advanced.  You may reschedule your appointment for a 1:1 Discussion for up to 3 times, after which, your 1:1 Discussion would be deemed to have taken place. 
 

d) Prior to the first 1:1 Discussion, we will arrange a one-off briefing session of up to 30 minutes on how to make a successful 1:1 Discussion so that you can maximize your experience with us.

4.    PAYMENT AND SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL 

 4.1. The Subscription Fee will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order.  We may make changes to the structure of our subscription plans, including to the price, but if we do so we will notify you before the changes take effect.

4.2 .All payment to Ascension Circle (including Subscription Fee and registration fee for workshops) is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  

4.3. We will acknowledge your intention to subscribe to Ascension Circle by email, which shall include a link to proceed with payment to us by credit cards. Please refer to Section 5 below for further information on payment processing
 

4.4. Your payment of the Subscription Fee constitutes acceptance, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us, and your Subscription Period will commence. 

4.5. Renewal of your subscription will automatically take place at the end of each Subscription Period (monthly or annually, as the case may be) at the then-current Subscription Price.  Prior to Renewal, we will send you a reminder 3 days in advance.  If you do nothing, Renewal will take place and we will charge the applicable then-current subscription fee via the payment method you provided at your initial subscription.

5.    PAYMENT PROCESSING

5.1. You understand that Ascension Associates engages Payment Processing Companies, to process credit card payments.  

5.2. You acknowledge that Payment Processing Companies, and not Ascension Associates, shall have access to the credit card information provided..  

5.3. You authorize the Payment Processing Companies to process the payments instructed by you upon subscription to Ascension Circle, and retain such credit card information in order to process subsequent relevant payment(s) with regard to the Renewal of your subscription.  
 

5.4. You hereby authorized the Payment Processing Companies and/or us to proceed with the payment(s) with regard to the Renewal of your subscription, unless and until you notify us of your intention to cancel your subscription in accordance to Section 6.2 below.   

5.5. You understand that the Payment Processing Companies has its separate terms and conditions, and privacy policies, which are available on its website and you shall be responsible to read and ensure you agree to such.
 

5.6. For the avoidance of doubt, Ascension Associates does not have access to, and will not store, the credit card information your provided when making payment(s) to us.  As such, in no event shall Ascension Associates be responsible or liable for any related issues, including but not limited to, any credit card security breach, or unauthorized or fraudulent use of such credit card information.

6.    CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF SUBSCRIPTION

6.1. You may enjoy your subscription benefits until the expiration of your Subscription Period.    

6.2. You may cancel your subscription any time by choosing the “unsubscribe” option in our emails to you.  You may continue to use our service until the end of your paid Subscription Period.  

6.3. We will ensure your access during your Subscription Period, nonetheless, we may suspend your account from time to time:   
a) in order to deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes
b) in order to update the digital content, product or any other services to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
c) in order to make changes to the digital content, product or any other services as requested by you or notified by us to you; or
d) for any other reason in our sole discretion.

We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending your access to Ascension Circle, unless the disruption is not longer than 2 hours or the problem is urgent or an emergency.
 

6.4. We reserve the right to terminate your subscription if you violate these Terms or our Code of Conduct.

7.    PERSONAL DATA

Any personal data you may provide to us will only be collected, stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

8.    CONFIDENTIALITY 

8.1. All Contents shared on our Platform is proprietary to us.  

8.2. You agree to keep confidential of all content and information you received from us.  Specifically, you agree:   
a) Not to share your account information and/or password for access to Ascension Circle to any person;
b) Not to copy or share our Contents to anyone
c) Not to use any of our information and content for any commercial use; and
d) Not to reproduce our Content in any form or by any means.

9.    INTELLECTUAL PRPERTY RIGHTS

9.1. All Content and other material on our Platform, including all intellectual property rights whether registered or not, is owned by us or our third party licensors. All such rights are reserved to us and our licensors.
 

9.2. No portion of our Platform may be reproduced in any form or by any means. 
 

9.3. You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter any copyright, patent, trade mark, or other proprietary rights notices appearing in our Content or Platform. 
 

9.4. You expressly acknowledge and agree your access to our Platform is licensed and not sold to you, and subject to your compliance with these Terms, Ascension Associates, its licensors, affiliates, and its suppliers, grant you a limited, personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use our Platform.  Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Platform or any Content and you may not remove, modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, obscure, alter, modify, enhance, or in any way exploit the Contents on our Platform in any manner.
 

9.5. If you, or any other person under your responsibility, breach any of the provisions in these Terms, the above licence will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Content and any such breach may result in further legal action.

10.    THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

10.1. Our Platform will be linked to other Third-Party Site, such as Teachable, that are not sites controlled or operated by us.
 

10.2. You acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than Ascension Associates.  Ascension Associates is providing links to the Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and we do not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites.
 

10.3. You agree that Ascension Associates will not, under any circumstances, be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any goods, services, information, resources and/or content available on or through any third-party sites and/or third-party dealings or communications, or any harm related thereto, or for any damages or less caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use or reliance on the content or business practices of any third-party.  

11.     INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

11.1. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Ascension Associates and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, along with their respective employees, directors, officers, agents, business partners, affiliates, contractors, distribution partners and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising from, or related to (i) your use of our Platform, (ii) any breach by you of any of these Terms, and (iii) any violation of applicable law.
 

11.2. We are not liable or responsible for any failure or non-compliance with respect to our Platform if such failure is caused by circumstances outside of our control. Such circumstances may be but is not limited to disruptions because of legislation, acts of state or public authorities, acts of war, terrorism, strikes, physical blockades, lockouts and natural disasters.
 

11.3. We shall only be liable for direct losses and shall in no event be liable for indirect or consequential losses.

12.    NO WARRANTIES 

12.1. While we use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date information on our Platform, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of information on our Platform.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, your use of our Platform is at your own risk.  Our Platform, including all Content made available or accessed through our Platform, is provide “as is” and we make no representation or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the Content on our Platform.
 

12.2. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Ascension Associates disclaims any express or implied warranties.
 

12.3. We do not warrant that the functions contained in our Platform or any material or Content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that our Platform or the server that makes it available is free of virus or other harmful components.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for your use of our Platform.

12.4. In no event will Ascension Associates be liable under theory of tort, contract, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for any lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, cost of cover, exemplary, punitive, personal injury/wrongful death, special, incidental, indirect or other consequential damages.

13.    THIRD PARTIES BENEFITS 

13.1 This agreement shall be binding on, and ensure to the benefit of, the Parties to this agreement and their respective personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns, and references to any party shall include that party's personal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns.
 

13.2. Unless it expressly states otherwise, this agreement does not give rise to any rights under the Cap 623 Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance to enforce any term of this Agreement.

14.    SEVERABILITY

If any part of these Terms shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms, and in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

15.    GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS 

15.1 For all purposes, this English language version of these Terms and Conditions shall be the original, governing instrument and understanding of the Parties. 
 

15.2. This agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation is governed by Hong Kong law without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws and will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
 

15.3. Each Party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Hong Kong S.A.R shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation.

If you have questions about our terms or our services, please contact us via email at ascensioncircle@ascension-associates.com.